Appraisal of Developmental Inappropriate Practices in Lagos State Primary Schools: Implications for UBE

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Since the launching of Universal Basic Education in 1999 in Nigeria, there have been several research projects, conferences and papers that ensure its sustainability. Several areas that could be, and have been, affecting the existing policy in Nigeria are pointed out. Nonetheless, the area of inappropriate practices and their possible effects on UBE has not been explored. It is against this background that this study appraised the possible effects of developmental inappropriate practices such as starting serious academic work at early age (below age six) in achieving the objectives of UBE in Lagos State primary schools and possible solutions were proffered.


Keywords: Developmental Appropriateness and Inappropriateness, Individual Appropriateness, Age Appropriateness, Universal Basic Education, Pre-primary and Primary Education
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Appraisal of Developmental Inappropriate Practices in Lagos State Primary Schools, An,


Dr. Afolasade Airat Sulaiman

Lecturer, Department of Educational Foundations
Faculty of Education, Lagos State University

Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

I hold a D.Ed degree in counselling psychology from the University of Durban-Westvil,Republic of South Africa. I am a Lecturer at the Lagos State University, Ojo. I provide counselling services for schools and colleges in my state and am presently the Assiatant Editor of my association (Counselling Association of Nigeria, LAgos chapter)I am constantly working with the differently able persons in my community. I have written and published a number of articles on this group of individuals. I also serve as resource person to several schools and Organization.

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